QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Arsenal target Loic Remy could leave Loftus Road at the end of the season.
The 27 year old is currently on loan at Newcastle United and has impressed a number of clubs including the Gunners by scoring 13 goals for the Magpies this term.
Redknapp has added fuel to the fire by revealing that he has been informed of the strikers ambitions and the Frenchman’s buy-out clause means he is likely to get his move, although his destination remains uncertain.
According to the Daily Express, he said:
Remy wants to play Champions League football next season, so they tell me.
The chances of us keeping him are not great if he’s got a buy-out clause.
He’s done well at Newcastle, and one or two other big clubs are trying to get him, so there’s every chance he will go.
I chased him at Tottenham, and I knew he would do well.
He’s a scorer, and with the right team pushing to get in the top four, he’s capable of getting 20 goals.
If I say he’s worth £20 million and his buy-out clause is £10 million, or whatever, then it’s difficult.
The striker has superb acceleration, he likes to make runs off the shoulders of defenders and his pace means he finds himself in a lot of one-on-one situations. He’s not bad in the air too, as he has netted a number of headers while he can also be deployed out wide on either flank.
The Gunners were looking like genuine title contenders as recently as February, but their season has taken a turn for the worse in recent months. And a large part of that drop-off has been attributable to a lack of attacking prowess in the squad.
Giroud did a fine job of holding Wenger’s attacking line in the first half of the campaign, but there were always fears that a lack of depth could come back to haunt them. Remy would provide Arsenal a quicker and more reliable option up top. He can also work either as a lone asset or in tandem with another forward up top.
The former Tottenham boss has also confirmed that Remy’s release clause is a mere 10 million pounds, which makes him an easily acquirable target. He certainly isn’t a big name striker, but his scoring exploits will definitely help in beefing up the club’s attacking strengths.
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